Senior Programme Buyer - 33575

Fircroft Engineering Serv Ltd
West Midlands
09 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:
Position Description:
"SENIOR PROGRAMME BUYER The Opportunity SVO Purchasing is responsible for providing a value driven global supply network which enables the delivery of Special Vehicles and Accessories. The SVO Purchasing team sources all unique Production parts and all Accessories for vehicles. SVO Purchasing has its own Programmes team which works with the SVO Buyers along with the SVO and Core Stakeholders to deliver SV Branded products across the Range Rover, Land Rover and Jaguar ranges. Reporting to the Programme Purchasing Manager. In order to support the SVO Cycle Plan expansion, this role will be responsible for the management of SVO programmes from to VP and ensure that deliverables throughout the programme are met. This role requires stakeholder engagement at most senior levels within the business, including Programme teams, COC Programme Purchasing teams, PD, STA and MP&L, and assertiveness to ensure that processes are enforced at all levels. Key Performance Indicators - 100% of commodities sourced by PA gateway - SBR1,2 and 3 passed first time

Skills Required:
3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED: 1)Strong project management, business acumen and analytical skills 2)Strong relationship management skills 3)IT skills, excel, word, powerpoint

Experience Required:
Experience in automotive desirable but not essential. Experience in purchasing and/or programme purchasing

Experience Preferred:
Experience in automotive desirable but not essential.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

- Management of SVO programme to ensure purchasing deliverables are met.
- Approve PDL and PMXU categorisation of commodities.
- Create and maintain programme tracker via Aps Broker
- Attend PST meetings (Engineering Meetings and report programme status to senior management at LMM and CPAT meetings
- Liaises with COC Buyers to ensure accuracy of information and successful delivery of Programmes
- Ensure Core GSP evolutions and training is followed in SO
- Own and update all project documents and issue reports to seniors based on set key performance indicators
- Build, develop and grow any relationships vital to the success of the project
- Coach and Mentor new on-boarding and Graduate intakes
- Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time Key Interactions
- COC Programme Purchasing (Core and SO)
- Programme teams
- GSP team
- Supplier Technical Assistance
- Manufacturing Person who can work in autonomy. Assertive and good communication skills. Able to communicate to all levels of management.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.